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    PENNSYLVANIA

     

    Known assignments in bold.

     

    1906   1 - 13968      1914   1 -  19999, 40000 - 115000    (95,000 P)

    1907   1 - 20000      1915   1 -  19999, 30000 - 163730   (153,730*P)

    1908   1 - 25054                                (167673 also seen)

    1909   1 - 34129      1916   1 -  19999, 30000 - 231191   (221,191*P)

    1910   1 - 33198      1917   1 - 311462*

    1911   1 - 43934*     1918   1 - 367812*

    1912   1 - 59307*     1919   1 - 449080*

    1913   1 - 79750*

     

    1914:  20000 - 26235 issued to Solid Tire vehicles,

           30000 - 39999 issued as Passenger, followed by 27127 - 27827.

    1915:  20000 - 27791 issued to Solid Tire vehicles,

           28915 - 29734 issued as Passenger.

     

    1920-29 FORMATS                 E = Tractor 1924-27, Pass. 1928-29.

                                    H,L,O,R-Z = Non-Pass. 1924-29.

    1920-23   1 -   999,   1-000 - 999-999

    1924      1 - 99999, 100-000 - 999-999, 1-000-000, A-1 - A-99999

    1925-26   1 -   999,   1-000 - 999-999, A, A-1 - A99-999

    1927-29   1 -  9999,  10-000 - 999-999, A, A-1 - A99-999

     

    1920   531-873*                   1925   B64-987      (1,164,987*P)

    1921   635-273*                   1926   C58-475      (1,258,475 P)

    1922   764-797*                   1927   D62-268      (1,362,268 P)

    1923   989-997*                   1928   E24-072      (1,424,072 P)

    1924   A-48195   (1,048,195*P)    1929   F23-791, G   (1,523,792 P)

     

     

    1930-57 FORMATS                  No I,O,Q,T,W,X used.*  X = Dealer.

    Numbers always progress before letters, regardless of position.

    Exact progressions listed below.  *T,W added only in late 1956.

    1931: Unknown type 96AC, 793AC, 277AH, 855AK, 200AV pair, 176BB pair,

          43BC, 987BC.

    1933-34:  AA - ZZ99 issued before AA100 - ZZ999.

    1953:  R561J, R595U, S340C, S458D, S740F, S354N seen; all appear to

           overlap Truck plates (R343V, S119P seen).

     

    1930      8CJ55     (1,548,855*P)       1945   9SP31     (1,735,531*S)

    1931      6AH79     (1,507,679 P)       1946   47DB0     (1,868,270 S)

    1932      3BK09     (1,529,309*P)       1947   30MK7     (2,021,007 P)

    1933      SZ689     (1,427,789*P)       1948   79ZH6     (2,161,996 P)

    1934      YG711     (1,470,011 P)       1949   665FF     (2,350,665*P)

    1935      3BG08     (1,526,308*P)       1950   844YC     (2,647,844*P)

    1936      7HK96     (1,617,296 P)       1951   H182Y     (2,783,182*P)

    1937      4PV52     (1,754,672 P)       1952   M481Z     (2,864,481*S)

    1938      5PY57     (1,755,767 P)       1953   P070J     (2,893,070 S)

    1939      7ZL34     (1,866,824*P)              S354N     (2,937,354*S)

    1940      19GN8     (1,922,898*P)       1954   M51B7     (3,066,517*S)

    1941      35PY1     (2,054,451*P)       1955   K4Y33     (3,263,433*S)

    1942-43   19VH6     (2,116,396 P)       1956   8MW81     (3,396,361*S)

    1944      4NB8      (1,727,628*S)       1957   879129    (3,464,129*S)

     

    Lower numbers seen (not counted in totals):

     

    1953  4A2, 2J9, 13U, 42Y, 9LZ

    1954  666, H94, 3E9, 64Z, JD1, 3KS

    1955  426, 769, E59, 2D9, 2K6, 40Z, BR2, NZ6, 2GU, 9HV, 6ZL

    1956  101

    1958  N027, Y000

     

    1943 TAB   20000 - 999999, A 1 - G99999, H 1 - H 7212 (1,687,205 P)

                                                (O,R-Z = Non-Passenger)

     

    1957 Type 1                 1001 -  999ZZ             (2,684,999 S)

         Type 2               100000 - 795799               (695,800 S)

         Type 3               802945 - 879129                (76,185 S)

                                                    (TOTAL 3,464,129*S) 

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - 1957 wide dies, indents for 2 lower holes

    Type 2 - 1957 thin dies, straight bottom edge

    Type 3 - 1958-70 dies, straight bottom edge

     

    1930-57 PROGRESSION 

     

    ALL FORMATS 1930-35                                        CAPACITY

                                                1 - 99999        99,999

        A,                                     A1 - Z9999       200,000

       0A, 1A - 9A, 1A0 - 9A9, 1A00 - 9A99, 1A000 - 9Z999       200,000

      00A,          01A - 99A, 10A0 - 99A9, 10A00 - 99Z99       200,000

     000A,                     001A - 999A, 100A0 - 999Z9       200,000

    0000A,                                  0001A - 9999Z       200,000

       AA,                                    AA1 - ZZ999       400,000

      0AA,          1AA - 9AA, 1AA0 - 9AA9, 1AA00 - 9ZZ99       400,000

     

    ALL-NUMERIC 1936-57      CAPACITY

     21001 - 99999  (1936)     78,999

     10001 - 99999  (1937-42)  89,999

      1001 - 99999  (1944-57)  98,999

     

    ONE-LETTER 1936-57

      A100 - Z9999            198,000

      1A00 - 9Z999            198,000

      10A0 - 99Z99            198,000

      000A - 999Z9            200,000

     0000A - 9999Z            200,000

     

    TWO-LETTER 1936-39, 1944, 1949-57   TWO-LETTER 1940-42, 1945-48

      AA10 - ZZ999            396,000    AA100 - ZZ999          360,000

      1AA0 - 9ZZ99            396,000    1AA00 - 9ZZ99          360,000

     10AA0 - 99ZZ9  (1949)    360,000    10AA0 - 99ZZ9 (no 1945)360,000

      00AA - 99ZZ9  (1950-57) 400,000

     000AA - 999ZZ  (1950-57) 400,000

     

    OVERFLOW FORMATS 

     D000A - P999Z  (1951-56) 220,000

     D00A0 - P99Z9  (1954-56) 220,000

     D0A00 - P9Z99  (1955-56) 220,000

      AT10 - ZW999  (1956)   (T,W only)

      1AW0 - 9ZW99  (1956)     (W only)

    100000 - 999999 (1957)    900,000

      

    Truck plates unmarked 1930-33; marked "TRUCK" 1934-57.

    Truck formats:

    1930        000AA

    1931        A0A00, A00A0, A000A, 0A0A0, 0A00A

    1932-33   A00-000

     

    Dealer plates marked by type 1951-56, using split formats:

    "NEW CAR DEALER"   A000A - A999Z, A00A0 - A99Z9

    "USED CAR DEALER"  B000A - B999Z

    "DEALER"           C000A - C999Z

     

     

    1958-64 BLUE MAP BASE                          No I,O,Q,T,W,X used.

    1958 Type 1              100-000 - 999-999              (900,000 S)

    1958 Type 1a             A00-000 - U92-380            (1,692,381 S)

    1959 Type 2              U95-380 - Z99-999              (304,620 S)

    1960 Type 2a             000-00A - 573-63L            (1,057,364 S)

    1962 Type 3              608-69L - 953-76L               (34,508 S)

    1962 Type 2b             048-57M - 999-99Z              (895,143 S)

    1963 Type 2c             0A0-000 - 8F6-680              (586,681 S)

    1964 Type 4              9F1-141 - 3G4-746               (43,606 S)

    1964 Type 2d             4G1-748 - 4G5-520                (3,772 S)

    1964 Type 4a             5G2-050 - 0H7-025               (54,975 S)

                                                    (TOTAL 5,607,026 S)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Aluminum, tab slot,  blue back    (2,592,381)

    Type 2 - Aluminum, no tab slot, blue back  (2,847,580)

    Type 3 - Steel, no tab slot, blue back        (34,508)

    Type 4 - Aluminum, no tab slot, gold back     (98,582)

     

    Reserved series:  1001 - 99999, A000 - Z9999, 000A - 9999Z,

    AA10 - ZZ999, 10AA - 999ZZ.  No fee; about 50,000 issued in 1958.

     

      

    1965-70 UNDATED GOLD MAP BASE                  No I,O,Q,T,W,X used.

    1965 Type 1              100-000 - 999-999              (900,000 S)

    1965 Type 1a             A00-000 - Z99-999            (2,000,000 S)

    1965 Type 1b             000-00A - 999-99Z            (2,000,000 S)

    1966 Type 1c             0A0-000 - 9Z9-999            (2,000,000 S)

    1969 Type 1d             00A-000 - 61U-672            (1,661,673 S)

                                                    (TOTAL 8,561,673 S)

     

    Reserved series became Personalized at a fee double the standard

    fee (extra $10 minimum).  All have 1956 Type 1-style smaller map.

    Formats:  1 - 99999, A1 - Z9999, 1A - 9999Z, AA1 - ZZ999,

              1AA - 999ZZ, AAA1 - ZZZ99, 1AAA - 99ZZZ.

    No I,O,Q used in adjacent position to numbers.  Lowest numbers

    (1 - 999, A1 - Z9, 1A - 9Z) reserved for state officials.

     

     

    1970 UNDATED BLUE MAP BASE

    1970                     100-537, 7R5-501

     

    Believed to be an interim issue after supplies of 1965 base ran out.

     

     

     

     

     

    1971-76 LIBERTY BELL BASE                     No I,O,Q,T,W,X used*.

    1971 Type 1              100-000 - 999-999              (900,000 S)

    1971 Type 1a             A00-000 - Z99-999            (2,000,000 S)

    1971 Type 1b             000-00A - 999-99Z            (2,000,000 S)

    1971/73 Type 1c/2        0A0-000 - 9Z9-999            (2,000,000 S)

    1973 Type 1d/2a          00A-000 - 99Z-999            (2,000,000 S)

    1974 Type 2b             T00-000 - 99X-999            (1,200,000 S)

    1976 Type 2c             000-A00 - 492-H00              (749,201 S)

    1976 Type 3              555-H97 -

    1976 Type 2d             608-H50 - 693-H38                (8,489 S)

                                                   (TOTAL 10,869,339 S)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Dated "71", gold back (36L-621)

    Type 2 - Undated, gold back    (61L-879)

    Type 3 - Undated, unpainted back

     

    *T,W,X added in previous formats in 1974-76 (Type 2b) as follows:

    1974 X00-000, 000-00X, 00T-000, 1975 T00-000, 000-00T, W00-000,

    1976 000-00W, 0X0-000, 00X-000.  (0T0-000, 0W0-000, 00W-000 not seen)

    Reserved series as 1969-70.

     

     

    1977-84 KEYSTONE OUTLINE BASE                        No I,O,Q used.

    1977 Type 1              100-000 - 999-999              (900,000 S)

    1977 Type 1a             A00-000 - Z99-999            (2,300,000 S)

    1977 Type 1b             000-00A - 999-99Z            (2,300,000 S)

    1977 Type 1c/2           0A0-000 - 9Z9-999            (2,300,000 S)

    1978 Type 1d             AAA-000 - GKY-744            (3,402,745 S)

                                                   (TOTAL 11,202,745 S)

     

    Type 1:  Unpainted back  2V3-243, 3W1-862, 4Y7-450 - 5Y1-699, 7Z2-303

    Type 2:  Blue back       0W0-144 - 2W2-789, 6W9-614 - 2Y2-474

     

    Reserved series same as 1969-76.  Replaced 9/1/1999 to 2/28/2000. 

     

     

    1984-2002 KEYSTONE BASE                    No I,O,Q, AZA-AZZ used.*

    11-1-83   "3-84"  Type 1      HAA-000 - RWP-255       (4,153,256 S)

    Nov. 87   "3-88"  Type 2      SAA-000 - ZZZ-999       (4,092,000 S)

    Aug. 91   "5-92"  Type 3     AAA-0000 - CEG-3865     (10,403,866 S)

                                                   (TOTAL 18,649,122 S)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Large keystone, "You've Got A Friend In" slogan

    Type 2 - Large keystone, "KEYSTONE STATE" slogan

    Type 3 - Small keystone, "KEYSTONE STATE" slogan

     

    *No U used on Type 3.  Last U seen:  WUZ

    Replaced 7/1/2000 to 6/30/2001 for even zip codes,

             7/1/2001 to 6/30/2002 for odd zip codes.

     

      

    2000-2018 WEB ADDRESS BASE                         No I,O,Q,U used.

    10-15-99  "2-00"  Type 1     DAA-0000 - FYC-9999     (12,570,000 S)

    12-22-04 "11-05"  Type 2     GBA-0000 - KLE-9999     (15,010,000 S)

    2017              Type 3     KLF-0000 - KVC-3546      (1,513,547 S)

                                                   (TOTAL 29,093,547 S)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - WWW.STATE.PA.US address, fading bands

    Type 2 - VISITPA.COM address, solid bands, no map

    Type 3 - As Type 2, but map added in UL corner

     

    Issued only to replace 1977-84 base 9/1/1999 to 2/28/2000.

    Issued to renewals and new registrations 7/1/2000.

    No A or E used in 2nd position after DAZ-9999.

    Not seen:  EFA-EFZ, FKA-FKZ.

    Trailer = XAA-XZZ, Truck = YAA-ZZZ.

     

     

    OPTIONAL EXTRA-COST BASES:

     

    1988 CONSTITUTION BASE                                 Fee unknown.

    Oct.87    "2-88"       U/S 00000 - U/S 04629              (4,630 S)

     

    Discontinued 1987. 

     

    1994-2001 WILD RESOURCES BASE              $35 fee.  No I,O,Q used.

    Jul.93    "6-94"       W/R 00000 - W/R 99999            (100,000 S)

    Jun.94    "5-95"       W/R 0000A - W/R 1188R            (141,189 S)

                                                      (TOTAL 241,189 S)

     

    Discontinued 2001, but still currently revalidated.